The emergency provisions to get a bill to the entire legislature is a double edged sword.
In TX, we had enough votes to pass a campus carry bill , however each time - it got stuck in committee and never made it to a vote.
It is thought that this was an explicit, backroom deal where progun folks could posture but not pass the bill - which was opposed by powerful business and university lobbies.
Gov. Perry could have gotten it out to a vote with the emergency power BUT didn't. That is seen as deliberate as he put other crackpot things on that agenda but not guns.
So, don't throw away that power - it can be useful. Too bad Perry chose to not to. It was noted by the local gun rights organization.